from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former region of south-central Africa north of the Limpopo River. The native kingdoms in the region were colonized by Cecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company in the 1890s. The region remained under British control until the 1960s, when northern and southern Rhodesia gained their independence as Zambia and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

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  • noun a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980


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Rhodes + -ia



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